Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Happy Mardis Gras!

One of my good friends loves Mardi Gras, she lived in New Orleans for a few years - actually moved up here to Clarksville when she was displaced because of Katrina. She was here for 2 Mardi Gras, and I got to celebrate with her both years. I had never really gotten into Mardis Gras before - now I realize how fun it can be! The fun before the introspective time.

So, let's have a Mardis Gras themed blog today. I think about Mardis Gras - and I think BEADS, MASKS, COLOR, UMBRELLAs, BANDS, etc....

Beads! Beads! Beads! Here are some pretty baubles here at ARTifacts! Becca Droge & Pat Jones have all kinds of pretty baubles for celebrating this festive time! And even better, you can wear them anytime, not just today!

Of course, you have to have Comedy & Tradegy masks - or any kind of masks for Mardi Gras! These ceramic masks are one of a kind art by Erin Slauson. Erin does really fun/funky pottery. These masks are just some of her pieces.

FInally, I think about BRIGHT colors, mosaics, architecture. Here is a beautiful display bowl by our resident glass artist. Lee Ireland doesn't work with just style of glass, she does all kinds of glass art - and has even more ideas driving flying around in her head!

So that is just a few of the things I think of when I think about Mardis Gras.
What do you think of when you think Mardis Gras?


  1. testing this one as an anonymous user.

  2. thinking i should have read this sooner!